There’s a long weekend coming up at the end of the week, so when you aren’t celebrating the ones you love on Valentine’s Day, and if you are looking for a little something to do with the kids, make something crafty for St. Patrick’s Day.
I’ve got a simple paper craft project for you that the kids will love to make, or receive.
Here’s a few things you can do with these:
- Make them for your kids and leave on their pillow St. Patrick’s Day morning when they wake up filled with small treats, lucky pennies, or a gold coin.
- Have your kids make them for their friends or neighbors and pop a few lucky pennies in each or a little treat.
- Make a few and hide them around the house or yard, each filled with a different treasure, and leave clues for the kids on where to find them. This could keep them occupied for hours.
Leprechaun Pillow Box
What you need:
- paper roll
- colored paper or card stock – green, orange, light brown, black, gold
- googly eyes
- And of course treats or coins to fill them.
Here are the instructions to make them:
Roll green paper around the paper roll, attaching it using glue. Wrap a strip of patterned paper around just one end using glue.
Fold in the edges of your paper roll so that they overlap, turning your paper roll into a pillow box.
Trace around the end of a paper roll and cut out the circle, attaching it with glue to make the face. Using that same circle shape, sketch the shape of a beard to match, cutting that out, attaching it with glue, and then cutting the edge into a fringe (see pictures above).
Attach a black band and gold square to the top of the pillow box for the hat. Cut a thin green strip of paper, folding it in half and glue one side just above the face to make a small brim for the hat.
Attach googly eyes and draw on the nose and mouth using a Sharpie.
Fill your little leprechaun pillow box.
Hope you enjoy making this fun St. Patrick’s Day craft.